NYC Endurance is a passionate community of individuals who believe evidence-based training is the key to live a long, healthy, happy lifestyle. We believe in understanding your strengths and weaknesses.
We are more than a running team: we are a community that provides education, support and encouragement to achieve your health and fitness goals.
Our method is designed to improve your form and technique by working the skills of your sport and developing the movements necessary for that sport. Used in conjunction with your CrossFit training regimen, NYC Endurance will help you train less and go faster.
Coach Brian Harkins
Brian grew up playing competitive sports – from joining his first soccer team at the age 3, running races at age 10 and completing his first 1/2 marathon at age 13. His passion for running and athletics continued throughout high school and college where he spent several years playing collegiate soccer for a Top 10 Divsion II school. And while he loved competing and seeing how far he could push himself – the wrong type of training also led to some pretty serious injuries. He ran eight marathons, some of those plagued with injuries, these injuries caused him to search for a new way to train. Brian discovered that running is a skill, like any other sport you need to work on those skills or else fall to the same injuries recurring over and over. He also found that Training Less and Going Faster allowed him to regain his speed, he also learned that strength training at high intensity gave him the power and strength to go longer distances. This type of training allowed him to train less than 10 hours a week and still be competitive. Brian is passionate about helping people not making the same mistakes he did. He has trained many athletes to compete in 5k’s to ultra marathons ranging from college athletes to soccer moms. Brian has created the training program for the Civilian Military Combine race.
Brian holds the following certifications:
Certified Road Runner Club of America Coach (RRCA)
Crossfit Level 1 Coach- ANSI certification
Crossfit Mobility and Recovery Certification
Paul Chek Holistic Life Style Coach
Optimum Performance Training Assessment Certification (pending)
American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Certified
Brian is also a Crossfit Endurance Assistant Coach and regularly participates in coaching Crossfit Endurance Seminars in the Tri-State area as part of the coaching staff.
Coach Gregory W. Nieratka
Greg is a lifelong athlete. Growing up, he played ice hockey, lacrosse, and ran cross country. Since then he has competed in dozens of road and off road /cross country races with distances including 1M, 5ks, & 10ks all the way up to Half Marathons completing the entire NYRR 5 Borough Series in 2013. When it comes to multi-sport races he has competed in aquathalons, biathlons, and triathlons.
Once he was introduced to CrossFit he was immediately hooked. In addition to training almost every day he became a student of the sport, attending numerous speciality certification courses. He has been actively practicing the principles of CrossFit Endurance in preparation for his various races and has noticed a marked improvement in times as well as a significant decrease in recovery time post race.
In addition to fitness Greg is a music junkie, he holds doors for women, says please and thank you, and is a snappy dresser; moms love him.
Greg Holds the following Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Endurance Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CrossFit KettleBell Trainer
CrossFit Mobility Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
Coach Matthew LeBaron
Matthew was introduced to fitness through sports, starting with soccer at age 13, football at age 24, and competitive running at 25. After years of recreation and competitive play, Matthew found himself in the Captaining role; nurturing and training players to compete and grow. After discovering CrossFit, Matthew quickly realized his passion for training/ coaching, and found his niche in the bodyweight movements/ endurance aspect of the growing fitness regime/ sport.
His increased passion for progress, and coaching athletes towards a purpose-be it increased speed, weight loss, strengthening or overall endurance, continues to grow exponentially.
His classes provide an educating, exciting and encouraging environment, offering techniques you can take away and employ on your own, as well as in class.
Matthew Holds the following Certifications:
Crossfit Level 1 Coach
Crossfit Gymnastics Certification
CrossFit Endurance Certification, Fall 2014